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William ShakespeareSuspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Henry IV, p. III

NapoleonThere are so many laws that no one is safe from hanging.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Michel de MontaigneThere is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

George OrwellA people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims... but accomplices.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

Eric HofferSelf-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Ronald ReaganWe must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

SenecaWho profits by a sin has done the sin.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

VoltaireEvery man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec“Let him who is without guilt cast the first stone”. It’s a trap. Because then he will be no longer without guilt.

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Blaise PascalGod would be unjust if we were not guilty.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Martin Luther KingThe Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement


Proverbs

The guilty conscience is a secret enemy.

—  Indian proverb

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